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I EVER WANTED TO lend the Royals some fashion advice? Well. you could rub shoulder pads with HRH the Princess Royal at the Sense Scotland Fashion Show. The third annual event will close Glasgow's City of Love festival in glamorous style with a gala dinner and drinks, followed by the catwalk show.

Rangers’ Danish winger Peter Lovenkrands and Clyde 1’s glowing presenter Suzie McGuire will be among the models showing off collections from Princes Square stores and designs by students from Cardonald College. Taking place on Wednesday 18 February in Princes Square. and costing £40 for courtyard seating. 230 for terraced, all proceeds from the event go to charity Sense Scotland. For tickets call 0141 564 2444 or email jellis©sensescotlandorg .uk

I THE SCOTTISH Gallery in Edinburgh is exhibiting a collection of jewellery entitled Focus x 3, featuring the work of nine recent Edinburgh College of Art graduates. Watch out for the colourful resin designs of Kaz Robertson, Fiona May’s brush brooch and a tribal-inspired neckplece by Lynne Kirstin Murray. For more information go to www.scottish- gallery.co.uk or call 0131 5581200.

I LADIES WHO LUNCH can take that concept one step further with a new package offered by Edinburgh's Balmoral Hotel and Harvey Nicks. Instead of popping out for a browse. followed by a mid-afternoon tipple, why not make a weekend of it with the ‘Shop. Shop. Shop'


package. It includes a glass of champagne on arrival at the hotel, a £100 voucher for Harvey Nicks, a makeover and manicure at Pout, a cocktail or latte in the Nicks’ Brasserie and a £20 voucher for Urban Hair Salon. Oh, and breakfast in bed the next morning to clear a fuzzy head. The package price is £380 for a deluxe room and to book call 0131 556 2414 or email thebalmoralhotel© ‘rfhotelscom

I HANDBAG DESIGIER Catherine Aitken will launch her online boutique on Monday 9 February. The designer draws on her romantic vision of Scottish country life, incorporating tweeds, mohair, tartan and velvet in the limited edition designs, but adds a contemporary twist with silks, exotic colours and stitching. Ideal as an unusual, yet traditional Valentine‘s gift, the bags are intended to be tactile enough to take to bed with you, should the urge take you, of course. Check out the boutique at www. catherineaitken.com

I MORE FOR handbag fetishists: Roger Billcliffe Gallery in Glasgow’s Blythswood Street is exhibiting a range of unusual pieces in its February Handbags exhibition. it will feature works including Sue Lowday’s metallic pieces, lnghua Ting's contemporary leather bags, Hester van Eeghen's geometric shapes and Kei Ito's truly bizarre corrugated felt bags. To find out more call 0141 332 4027 or go to www.bilicliffegallery. com

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